cosmogenesis: our world, its growth and development (stanza vi)

“4.    HE BUILDS THEM IN THE LIKENESS OF OLDER WHEELS (WORLDS), PLACING THEM ON THE IMPERISHABLE CENTERS.

 
HOW DOES FOHAT BUILD THEM? HE COLLECTS THE FIRST DUST. HE MAKES BALLS OF FIRE, RUNS THROUGH THEM AND ROUND THEM, INFUSING LIFE THEREINTO;

 
THEN SETS THEM INTO MOTION, SOME ONE, SOME THE OTHER WAY. THEY ARE COLD – HE MAKES THEM HOT. THEY ARE DRY – HE MAKES THEM MOIST. THEY SHINE – HE FANS AND COOLS THEM.

 
THUS ACTS FOHAT FROM ONE TWILIGHT TO THE OTHER DURING SEVEN ETERNITIES. (A period of 311,040,000,000,000 years, according to Brahmanical calculations.)

 
The Worlds are built “in the likeness of older Wheels” – i.e., those that existed in preceding Manvantaras and went into Pralaya, because the LAW for the birth, growth, and decay of everything in Kosmos, from the Sun to glow-worm in the grass, is ONE.

 
It is an everlasting work of perfection with every new appearance, but the Substance-Matter and Forces are all one and the same.

 
The reader must bear in mind that, according to our teaching which regards this phenomenal Universe as a great Illusion, the nearer a body is to the UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE, the more it approaches reality, as being removed the farther from this world of Maya.

 
Therefore, though the molecular constitution of their bodies is not deducible from their manifestations on this plane of consciousness, they nevertheless (from the standpoint of the adept Occultist) possess a distinctive objective if not material structure, in the relatively noumenal – as opposed to phenomenal – Universe.

 
Men of science may term them Force or Forces generated by matter, or “modes of its motion”, if they will; Occultism sees in the effects “Elemental” (forces), and, in the direct causes producing them, intelligent DIVINE Workmen.

 
The intimate connection of those Elementals (guided by the unerring hand of the Rulers) – their correlation we might call it – with the elements of pure Matter, results in our terrestrial phenomena, such as light, heat, magnetism, etc., etc.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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